Is Anybody Listening?

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By Wayne Moody

October 15, 2017

  • Proverbs 1:7-33; 8-9
  • Wisdom’s call to salvation (Proverbs 1:8-33)
    • The voice of instruction (Proverbs 1:8-10, 15-19)
      • Don’t walk with the wrong crowd (Proverbs 1:15-19)
      • Don’t play with temptation – it’s a trap (Proverbs 1:17)
      • When you disobey God, you harm others (Proverbs 1:18-19)
    • The voice of temptation (Proverbs 1:11-14)
      • Proverbs 3:13-16; 16:16
    • The voice of salvation (Proverbs 1:20-33)
    • Where does wisdom speak?
    • To whom does wisdom speak?
      • Simple – Proverbs 14:15
      • Scorners – Proverbs 21:24
      • Fools – Proverbs 1:22
    • What does wisdom say to them?
      • Indictment – Proverbs 1:22
      • Invitation – Proverbs 1:23
    • How do the simple, the scorners, and the fools respond to wisdom?
      • Isaiah 55:6
  • Wisdom’s call to true wealth (Proverbs 8:1-36)
    • “You can trust my words” (Proverbs 8:6-9)
    • “You can receive true wealth” (Proverbs 8:10-21)
      • Hear the word, receive instruction, love truth, seek God
    • “You can see my works” (Proverbs 8:22-31)
    • “You must make a decision” (Proverbs 8:32-36)
  • Wisdom’s call to life (Proverbs 9:1-18)
    • Preparation – Proverbs 9:1-2
    • Invitation – Proverbs 9:3-9
    • Celebration – Proverbs 9:10-12
    • Condemnation – Proverbs 9:13-18

By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, October 8, 2017

  • Introduction
    • Ecclesiastes 7:29
    • Hebrews 2:14
    • Romans 5:12
  • Divine
    • God, the Father – John 3:16; Romans 5:8
    • Christ – John 19:10; Ephesians 1:7
    • Holy Spirit – John 14:26; 16:13
    • Grace – Ephesians 2:8; Titus 3:7
    • Gospel – Romans 1:16; I Corinthians 15:1-4
    • Church – Matthew 16:18; Acts 20:28; Ephesians 5:23
      • Christ bought the church with His blood, which puts the church on the divine side. Any other church besides the one Christ bought with his blood is not Christ’s church!
  • Human
    • Hear – Romans 10:17; John 6:44
    • Believe – Acts 16:31; Hebrews 11:6
    • Repent – Acts 17:30
    • Confess – Romans 10:10
    • Baptized – Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16
    • Study – II Timothy 2:15; Ezra 7:10
    • Serve – Philippians 3:14-15; I John 1:7
    • Teach – Acts 8:4; Matthew 28:20
    • Be faithful – I Corinthians 15:18

Salvation

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, September 17, 2017

  • Introduction
    • It is God’s salvation
      • Psalms 51:12
      • Romans 6:23
    • Salvation shows God’s love
      • John 3:16
      • Hebrews 2:9
      • Titus 2:11
    • Salvation is conditional
      • I Timothy 2:4
      • II Peter 3:9
  • That which God requires one to understand, he can understand
    • John 7:17
    • Galatians 5:17
    • John 8:43 – The problem was that people were not willing to do the will of God. They heard the word but had not committed themselves to do it.
  • That which God requires one to believe, he can believe.
    • Hebrews 11:6
    • Psalms 19:1-2
    • Romans 1:20
    • Matthew 24:46
    • I Corinthians 15:6
    • Hebrews 8:6
    • Jeremiah 10:23
    • Psalms 37:23
  • That which God requires one to do, he can do
    • Acts 17:30
    • Romans 10:10
    • Acts 2:38, 47
    • Many will not do these things, but it is not because they cannot.
    • I Timothy 5:22
    • I Corinthians 15:58
    • Matthew 6:33
    • Galatians 6:1
    • James 5:19-20
    • Matthew 28:18-20
  • That which God requires one to be, he can be.
    • I Peter 1:16
    • Ephesians 5:25-27
    • I Timothy 5:22
    • Ephesians 3:21
    • Matthew 5:16
  • Do we really want to be saved badly enough to be saved?

Exodus, Part 15

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By David Watson

Benchley, July 16, 2017

  • The legacy of Exodus
    • Deliverance/freedom
      • God is able to deliver His people from slavery.
      • Leviticus 26:13; Judges 6:7-10; Leviticus 11:45; Isaiah 48:20-21; Jeremiah 16:14-15; Psalms 77:20
      • John 8:31-34 – Jesus delivers us from slavery to sin, just as God delivered the Israelites from physical slavery.
    • Provisions
      • God provides for the needs of His people.
      • Psalms 78:24-25; John 6:31-35
      • Nor reading your Bible is like failing to pick up manna from Heaven!
    • Lack of faith
      • Despite God’s blessings, His people tend to turn their backs on Him.
      • I Samuel 10:17-19
      • Psalm 78:42-53; 81:10-16; I Corinthians 10:1-7
      • Hebrews 10:28-29
    • Law
      • God’s law is a blessing for His people.
      • Romans 3:1-2
      • Jeremiah 31:31-34
    • Power and glory of God
      • God’s mighty hand in Egypt displayed His power and made a name for Himself.
      • I Samuel 6:6; Psalms 105:26-45; Isaiah 63:12; Romans 9:17
    • Tabernacle
      • The tabernacle Moses built is but a shadow of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched.
      • Hebrews 8:1-6; 9:1-12
      • Acts 7:35-44

By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, June 11, 2017

  • Romans 11
  • Paul makes 5 points in Romans. The first four:
    • Romans 3:9-18, 23 – All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.
    • Romans 3:20 – No one is able to keep the law sinlessly.
    • Romans 3:24-26 – God sent Jesus as a sacrifice to make salvation available.
    • Romans 5:1 – We are now justified by faith.
    • Romans 10:16-21
  • Romans 11:
    • Romans 11:16 – The root was the promises made to Abraham.
    • Romans 11:18 – Gentiles who were grafted in were not to boast. They were still deriving their spiritual sustenance from the promises to Abraham.
    • Romans 11:20-21 – Be careful! Jews were cast out because of unbelief and Gentiles can be cast out, too!
    • The first olive tree started out as the physical nation of Israel. Unbelieving Jews were cast out and believing Gentiles were grafted in. Now the tree represents spiritual Israel.
    • Salvation is now for both Jew and Gentile.
    • Romans 11:25, 15 – Paul’s hope was that when the Gentiles showed faith and partook of the blessings, the Jews would be encouraged to believe as well.
    • See Romans 2:28-29.

II Corinthians, Part 7

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, March 22, 2017

  • II Corinthians 6:1-18
  • II Corinthians 6:2 – The Holy Spirit here applies this prophecy from Isaiah to the gospel. Now is the time for salvation, not some future time as some groups such as Premillenialists may argue.
  • II Corinthians 6:3 – If Paul had not lived what he preached, it would have reflected poorly on what he preached. The same is true for us.
  • II Corinthians 6:11-13 – The Corinthians were restrained by their own desires. Paul asks them to open their hearts to him and his teaching as he had opened his heart to them.  Many in the religious world today are in the same position of being restrained by their own desires.
  • II Corinthians 6:14-15 – See I Corinthians 5. This is not saying you can’t have dealings with unbelievers.  That would make it impossible to live in the world.  This is specifically talking about being tied to unbelievers in spiritual matters.
  • II Corinthians 6:16 – Christians are the temple of God.
  • II Corinthians 6:17 – Some try to apply this to marriage to advise against marrying an unbeliever, but marriage is not in the context.

By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, December 11, 2016

  • Legally, yes.
  • Personally, yes.
  • According to Jesus, yes.
    • Matthew 11:27-28
    • Revelation 22:17
  • If he is going to be saved, no.
    • John 14:6
    • Matthew 15:8-9
    • John 8:31-32
    • I Peter 1:22
    • I Peter 4:11
    • Matthew 7:24-27
  • Consider Saul of Tarsus. He did not have the right to his own belief if he was going to serve God acceptably.
    • Acts 13:1; 26:9
    • Proverbs 14:12
  • Conscience is not a guide. It is a judge.
    • Romans 2:15
    • I John 3:20-21
    • Romans 14:23
  • For salvation, one does not have the right to his/her own belief:
    • About what to do to be saved.
    • About what makes a church right.
      • II Peter 1:3
      • II Timothy 3:17
      • Jude 1:3
      • Acts 2:36
      • Philippians 2:14-15
      • Acts 20:28
      • I Corinthians 5:45
    • About how to live for Jesus.
      • I Timothy 5:22
      • I Corinthians 5:4-5
    • Jesus IS the Christian’s belief.
      • Luke 6:46

Belief

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, November 20, 2016

  • Many believe that we are saved by belief in God. Hebrews 11:6
  • Are we saved by belief only or a belief that obeys? Galatians 5:6
  • Romans 3:23; I John 2:1-2
  • Titus 3:5 – Salvation is not by works of merit.
  • God expects us to accept salvation on His terms and conditions. Jeremiah 10:23
  • When “believe” is used in conjunction with another word, we know it is used in a specific sense.
    • John 12:42
    • Hebrews 11:8
  • Here, belief is used in a comprehensive sense. It includes obedience.
    • John 3:16
    • Numbers 21:6-9 – If any had believed, but not gone to look at the serpent, he would have still died.
    • Acts 16:31-34
    • Acts 18:8; I Corinthians 1:14 – Crispus believed, which apparently included baptism.
    • John 3:20
    • John 5:24
    • Romans 1:16
  • Romans 10:4
  • Matthew 7:21-23

Why Do You Worship?

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, April 17, 2016

  • Introduction
    • John 4:24
  • Why do you sing?
    • Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16
    • We sing to praise God and glorify Him because of the redemption He has brought us through Jesus.
    • Colossians 3:15-16
  • Why do you pray?
    • I Thessalonians 5:17 – Because we are commanded to by God.
    • I John 5:15 – To petition God.
    • Colossians 4:2 – To thank Him for our blessings.
    • I John 1:9 – To confess our sins so we may be forgiven.
    • I Peter 3:12
    • The underlying reason for prayer is to thank Him for the blessing of salvation.
  • Why do you listen to teaching?
    • Acts 20:7
    • Hebrews 10:24-25 – To exhort one another to love and good works.
    • Colossians 3:16
    • II Peter 1:8
    • Acts 20:28, 32
  • Why do you give?
    • So the work of the local church can be done.
    • I Corinthians 16:1-2
    • II Corinthians 9:7; 8:7
  • Why do you partake of the Lord’s Supper?
    • To thank God for the body and blood of Jesus that allows us to be saved.
    • I Corinthians 11:24-26
    • I Corinthians 10:16
  • Why do you live?
    • To glorify God!
    • I Corinthians 10:31
    • Ephesians 3:21
    • John 17:1
    • We are saved to glorify God.